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Timely completion of all utility, developmental projects important: CS

Reviews key developmental projects of Housing Department
12:47 AM Mar 16, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Jammu, Mar 15: Chief Secretary Atul Dulloo today said that the timely completion of all the utility and developmental projects is important for making the mobility and city dwelling more safer, easier and faster as per the modern standards of urban development world over.

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According to an official press release, he was addressing a high-level meeting to address the burgeoning issues of Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Chief Secretary said that the city infrastructure is the hallmark of development process anywhere. “Make cities more amenable as per the modern standards of urban development,”he said.

He directed that all the urban development projects, currently in the pipeline be expedited, placing public welfare as the foremost priority. This directive underlines the government’s commitment to not only enhancing the urban infrastructure, but also ensuring that, these developments translate into tangible benefits for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

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During this meeting the Commissioner Secretary, H&UDD, Mandeep Kaur briefed the chair on a spectrum of pivotal developments and upcoming initiatives aimed at transforming the urban landscape of J&K.

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Among the crucial topics discussed were – strategies to leverage land as a resource to fuel further urban development, ensuring sustainable and efficient use of urban land. The meeting also discussed introduction of a streamlined and transparent system for obtaining building permissions, aimed at reducing delays and promoting ease of doing business.

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The status of water transport service in river Jhelum, in Srinagar, enhancing connectivity and providing eco-friendly transportation alternatives to the people there. It was also made out that this would be an added attraction for tourists visiting this place in greater numbers.

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The progress updates and future plans concerning the Jammu Metropolitan Region Development Authority (JMRDA) and the Srinagar Metropolitan Region Development Authority (SMRDA), focusing on comprehensive urban development and planning were deliberated upon. It was given out that these projects would bring in futuristic mobility services to our cities bringing lot of ease to the commuters here.

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